The winter is almost over in the south part of China. With the coming the spring, the trees and flowers have come back to life again. It is time to go outdoors, to have a picnic and enjoy the beautiful scenery with families and friends. If you love flowers, then a big treat awaits you since many kinds of flowers will be in blossom during the spring season. Thanks to the large size of the land, China shares a large number of different types of flowers. Among them, there are 10 most famous types of flowers in China that you need to know about. Please be aware that each type of flower represents a certain meaning and some of these flowers can only be used on special occasions.
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1. Plum flower梅花 méi huā
It symbolizes the characteristic of strong will and perseverance because it remains in blossom even in the chilly winter.
2. Peony牡丹花 mǔ dān huā
It signifies riches and beauty.
3. chrysanthemum菊花 jú huā
It represents longevity.
4. Lotus荷花 hé huā
It represents pureness and dignity.
5. Chinese rose月季 yuè jì
It signifies waiting for love and happiness
6. Azalea杜鹃花 dù juān
It represents the joy of love.
7. Camellia茶花 chá huā
It represents modesty.
8. Orchid兰花 lán huā
It is used as a metaphor to describe a person who is decent and noble.
9. Osmanthus桂花 guì huā
It represents companionship. Since the ancient times, it has been used as an ingredient in cake or tea to add a certain flavor due to its sweet fragrance
10. Daffodil flower水仙 shuǐ xiān
It represents reunion. In my province where it is home to the daffodil flower, people would buy whenever they are returning home to their family especially during the spring festival due to its good implication.